Cardswell forms a modern detached family home, occupying one of the most sought after locations within Mayfield, just a few hundred yards from the village centre, yet on a quiet no-through country lane with very little passing traffic.
The house has flexible and adaptable accommodation, comprising as many as six bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms as well as a kitchen, utility room, cloakroom and integral double garage, set within landscaped, part walled gardens with outlooks across and along the Rother Valley beyond.
One enters the house into the entrance hall, with coat cupboards and door to a cloakroom, with WC and basin. Stairs lead up to the first floor, and a door opposite leads into the kitchen. The kitchen comprises a range of oak cupboards and drawers, with a large gas fired Aga, plus electric oven and four ring gas hob, integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and double sink with drainer. Two windows overlooking the rear garden and a door to the utility room, which links to the garage. The utility room has space and plumbing for washing machines and further appliances, plus cupboards and a sink, window and door to side.
The kitchen also has a wide opening to the breakfast room, which again has windows looking down the garden. A door leads on to the dual aspect dining room, with doors and windows overlooking the side and rear garden.
A further door leads into the sitting room, with doors and windows facing the Rother Valley, with a seating area outside to enjoy the view, a fireplace containing a gas fired coal effect burner and a further door back to the hallway.
Also on the ground floor are two en-suite bedrooms; the master bedroom enjoys the views, fitted wardrobes and a modern en-suite shower room, with new shower, WC and basin, window to side and plenty of fitted cupboards. The guest bedroom has window to side, fitted wardrobe and door to an en-suite shower room, with shower, WC and basin, plus window to front, part tiled walls and floor.
The first floor comprises a landing space with window to side, airing cupboard and store cupboard, door to a single bedroom/study with window to front and an outlook to the village, whilst the three other upstairs bedrooms all have the views to rear across the Rother Valley.
They are all double bedrooms, with the largest of the bedrooms enjoying a window overlooking the garden. This room also has access to the large loft, currently arranged as storage rooms, but with obvious further potential to form additional space, or indeed a further en-suite if required. There is also a first floor shower room with window to side, shower, WC and basin.
Outside, there is a gated driveway, with off road parking for several cars, and access to the double garage. The garage enjoys an up and over door to front, window to side, and further loft storage. On either side of the house are gates that lead to the gardens beyond.
To the east side, is an open area of garden, with flower bed border, sheds and outside tap. A trellis fence divides this space to an area of lawn running along the southern side of the house, with hedged border and seating area by the sitting room. This area flows into an open space on the west side of the house, with further lawn, flower bed borders and a large expanse of terrace with walled borders, oak pergola, water feature, vines, espalier apple tree (James Grieve), raised flower beds and fine views. It is this area that leads back round to the front gate and utility room door.
The property is located on the corner of Vale Road and Cordbat Hill, two quiet no-through lanes that lead down to a few other houses and farms, with fields and woodland beyond. Footpaths are very close by and make the most of the location to access not only the fields and woodland, but also the centre of the village.
The 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street is only a few hundred yards away. Facilities in the village include a small supermarket, butcher, baker, pharmacy, florist, greengrocers and deli as well as GP surgery, dentist and hairdressers. There are also a couple of cafes and Period Inns, including the renowned Middle House Hotel.
There are pretty churches of various denominations, a flourishing primary school and the well regarded Mayfield School secondary school. For more comprehensive facilities Tunbridge Wells is 9 miles to the north. Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (5 miles), Crowborough (6 miles), and Tunbridge Wells. These provide a fast and regular service to London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Canon Street. There is a regular bus service to Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne.
The area provides an excellent selection of both state and private schools. Nearby leisure facilities include tennis, bowls, numerous golf clubs, sailing on Bewl Water and at the coast. The area is criss-crossed with many beautiful walks through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Council Tax Band: F.
All mains services connected, although it is noted that the property has a private sewage pump to reach the mains, which is on a maintenance contact costing around £96 per half year.